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Copper Plate Photogravure
Three-day workshop on the copperplate photogravure process
Learn traditional Copper Plate Photogravure, an alternative process printing technique that blends photography and printmaking.
This three-day intensive workshop is designed for photographers and printmakers that wish to learn the traditional copperplate photogravure process.
Students will be guided by Gravurist Unai San Martin through all the steps: making digital transparencies, exposing, etching and printing their work.
In this hands-on etching workshop, students will work with traditional copper plate and experiment with the photogravure process.
Students will be able to complete up to three 8×10 inch copper plates and use an extensive array of papers and inks, producing limited-edition prints.
Friday, 10AM–5PM: Introduction. History and real samples done in gravure. Making digital transparencies for gravure. Sensitizing, exposure and development. Etching.
Saturday, 10AM–5PM: More sensitizing, exposure and etching. Proofing the plates.
Sunday, 10AM–5PM: Fine printing. How to mix inks and damp paper. Printing techniques, (Chine Colle, etc..). Critique of prints.
401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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